Classic Pumpkin Muffins

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Get ready for a delightful treat with these classic pumpkin muffins – they’re fluffy, moist, and bursting with pumpkin flavor. With a simple mix of dry and wet ingredients, a quick stir, and just 20 minutes in the oven, you’ll have a batch of these delicious muffins ready to enjoy.

Soft, moist, and filled with the essence of fall, these classic pumpkin muffins are a perfect choice. Made with basic pantry staples and super easy to make, this recipe will have your kitchen smelling amazing in no time, and the muffins ready in less than an hour.

In our collection of recipes, we noticed we were missing a classic pumpkin muffin recipe made with all the essentials – sugar, flour, oil, and pumpkin puree. That’s when the idea sparked to create a timeless pumpkin muffin recipe that you can rely on for the perfect fall treat, year after year.

Classic Pumpkin Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Snack
Servings 12


Dry Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour scooped and leveled
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1.5 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips regular or mini

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup plain unsweetened almond milk or any kind of milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • Preheat your oven to 350ºF and line a standard muffin tin with muffin liners.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
  • Whisk together all the wet ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each about ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes in the tin, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • You can customize these muffins by adding nuts instead of chocolate chips, or leave them plain.
  • Make your own pumpkin pie spice using our recipe.
  • For gluten-free muffins, swap the all-purpose flour 1:1 with gluten-free all-purpose flour.
  • Want pumpkin bread instead? Pour the batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350ºF for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Enjoy your pumpkin delights!

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